Between February and November, evening and lunchtime lectures are held at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Speakers address a wide range of topics relating to the history of Victoria. The Society provides audio files of some of these lectures as they were originally presented. This project has been generously supported by the Telematics Trust.

RHSV Lecture Podcasts

Lectures are recorded and made freely available in MP3 format  in the smallest file size possible.
To listen or download a podcast lecture click a link below with your mouse. You will get a box that asks you to either open (play) or save (to your computer).
The podcasts from the RHSV 2012 Conference are available via the Conference page.

Lecturer Date
Aboriginal Activism and the Aborigines Advancement League
(MP3, 80 mins, 27 MB)
Richard Broome March 2014
Observations on the upper classes in Melbourne, 1924-74
(MP3, 72 mins, 32 MB)
Paul de Serville February 2014
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka
(MP3, 71 mins, 62.8 MB)
Clare Wright November 2013
Barry and The Fairies of Miller Street
(MP3,45 mins, 30 secs 18.3 MB)
Barry Dickens October 2013
Melbourne Day Lecture 2013: Robyn Annear on Bearbrass and writing history
Melbourne Day Lecture 2013: Robyn Annear on Bearbrass and writing history (with questions)*
(MP3, 26 mins, 30 secs 11.2 MB) / With Questions (MP3, 38 mins, 15.7 MB)
*Some questions may be hard to hear
Robyn Annear August 2013
Paying a Visit to Henry Gyles Turner (1831-1920)
(MP3, 26.6 MB, 64 mins)
Andrew Lemon July 2013
The New Historians Evening: A Combined Lecture with Professional Historians Association
Sweet Inspiration: the history and evolution of the Dolly Varden cake – Carmel Cedro
(MP3, 9.5 MB, 22 mins)
‘How lucky my generation was’: Teaching studentships in Victoria 1950–78 – Marilyn Bowler
(MP3, 12.1 MB, 28 mins)
Carmel Cedro & Marilyn Bowler July 2013
The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Colonist: George Alexander Gilbert 1815–1877
(MP3, 15.3 MB, 36 mins)
The Annual CJ La Trobe Society – AGL Shaw RHSV Joint Lecture
Margaret Bowman June 2013
An Anti-Heroic Story: The History Of Political Labor In Victoria
(MP3, 21 MB, 56 mins)
* Please note: there are some minor audio glitches in the second half of the lecture.
Paul Strangio May 2013
The Avenues of Honour Research Project
The Avenues of Honour Research Project (with questions)*
(MP3, 14.4 MB, 35 mins) / With Questions (MP3, 25.6 MB, 1 hour, 4 mins)
*Some questions may be hard to hear
Darren Peacock & David Lawry April 2013
The Art of Melbourne
(MP3, 25.3 MB, 57 mins)
Maree Coote February 2013
Australia’s Gifted Lost Generation of World War I
(MP3, 7.8 MB, 45 mins)
Ross McMullin November 2012
Melbourne Day Lecture 2012: The Argus Indexing Project
(MP3, 7.1 MB, 42 mins)
John Hirst August 2012
Churchill Fellowship Report
(MP3, 9.1 MB, 53 mins)
Kate Prinsley March 2011
Conversations with the Past
(MP3, 6.7 MB, 38 mins)
Brenda Niall February 2011
Italians and Swiss: Italians on the Walhalla Goldfield
(MP3, 6.8 MB, 39 mins)
Annamaria Davine October 2010
The Many Lives of Kenneth Myer
(MP3, 4.3 MB, 25 mins)
Sue Ebury September 2010
Reading Block 19 Bonegilla
(MP3, 6.8 MB, 39 mins)
Bruce Pennay June 2010
How I Became a Local Historian
(MP3, 7.5 MB, 43 mins)
Weston Bate May 2010
Robert Law: The Man, The Collection, The Exhibition
(MP3, 5.6 MB, 32 mins)
Tony Alpin April 2010
Beyond the Facade: Flinders Street More Than Just a Railway Station
(MP3, 7.9 MB, 45 mins)
Jenny Davies April 2010